Company: Shell
Skills: Rotating Equipment, Logistics Management
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Norco, Louisiana, United States

What is the role

The primary function of the Rotating Equipment Engineer is to serve as the Engineering Technical Assurance single-point-of-contact for rotating equipment design, operation and maintenance within their assigned production area. The production area will be the Logistics areas.
  • Demonstrate a strong appreciation for referencing, interpreting, internal standards, ASME, API, and other applicable standards.
  • Stay abreast of new emerging technologies that positively impact the rotating equipment industry and strive to apply these technologies at the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
  • Lead and/or participate in structured analysis processes such as root cause analysis (RCA), 5 causal reasoning questions (CRQ), Bad Actors Elimination, Risk Assessments, and Solution Development. Conduct failure analysis and problem solving of major rotating equipment problems. These issues are often initially identified as machinery problems but may involve complex systems evaluations. Recognize when it is necessary to branch out and seek assistance from other disciplines.
  • Leverage Proactive Technical Monitoring (PTM) driven by "Find Small-Fix Small" mindset. Expand upon and apply existing PdM platforms such as vibration monitoring, compressor performance monitoring, lube oil condition monitoring, infrared thermography and Operator Task Management (OTM) to identify, analyze, predict and solve.
  • Serve as a "champion" for strict adherence to the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process by actively participating in RCM Studies, RCM Living Program Reviews and seeking other opportunities to build a more robust program.
  • Develop and optimize detailed overhaul scope for rotating equipment.
  • Perform technical evaluation of repair crews and supervisors supplied by selected contractors.
  • Review list of spare parts to be procured for overhauls.
  • Inspect required special tool. Determine layout of overhaul's working space with the focus on safe and productive execution.
  • Audit progress of overhaul and accept results of hold points.
  • Determine scope of capital spares reconditioning after overhauls.
  • Lead and/or participate in technical and reliability training for the Shell Maintenance Technicians, and operations, according to the assigned schedule. This may require training materials preparations and coordination of vendor onsite training.
  • Maintain and continue to enhance skills in discipline expertise area and leadership attributes through seeking and completing training on an annual basis as per Global Rotating Equipment Job Competence Matrix, your approved 3-Year Learning Plan.
  • Provide technical input for optimizing rotating equipment production limits. Report and mitigate operation of rotating equipment in cases of design operating window exceedance.
  • Identify opportunities for rotating equipment improvements that will require capital funding and incorporate into the Project process.
  • Support project development for rotating equipment in assigned business team to ensure adherence to applicable standards as well as site standards and practices.
  • Foster a "goal zero" Safety and Environmental performance "mindset" as it relates to rotating equipment systems. Focus and drive LOPC incident reduction and demonstrate a commitment to reduce rotating equipment operational and maintenance safety risks.
  • Strictly follow Shell's MOC processes/procedures to implement "change". The Rotating Equipment Engineer will be called upon to lead and implement "change" on consistent basis, as equipment improvements frequently necessitate some form of "change". Serve as a MOC "steward" when carrying out these changes.
  • Advance Rotating Equipment Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) performance improvements through focused efforts on "bad actors" with emphasis on pumps and mechanical seal systems.
  • Develop maintenance/overhaul plans for large and complex rotating equipment trains, including detailed scopes of work, documentation packages and quality plans. Support execution of large rotating equipment trains during PM and T/A events. Inspect and assure compliance for all parameters of established repair/installation hold points. Conduct run test prior to handover to Operations.

The Rotating Equipment Engineer resides within the Engineering Department's Rotating Equipment Engineering group and reports to the Rotating Equipment Team Lead. This is an individual contributor position/role.

The Rotating Equipment Engineer shall possess a "can do" attitude, be a self-starter with the capacity to quickly assess conditions, engage others, use applicable engineering standards, provide clear communications to stakeholders and lead resolution, in the spirit of driving reliability advancements at the Norco Manufacturing Complex.

Exposure/Skill in these types of rotating equipment is a must:
  • Reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, including auxiliaries
  • Steam turbine drivers,
  • Electrical motor drivers,
  • Single stage and multi-stage centrifugal pumps,
  • Canned motor pumps,
  • Positive displacement plunger and injection pumps,
  • Process propeller mixers,
  • Gearboxes,
  • Air cooler exchanger fans,
  • furnace and boiler blowers, and
  • conveyors, and
  • Various types of Rotating Equipment typically found in Petrochemical Manufacturing Facility,

Applicant shall possess "Knowledge" proficiency level in at least nine (9) of these Rotating Equipment Competency Areas:
  • Driver selection and novel equipment - Rotating Equipment [RE] and driver selection, specification, novel equipment identification including auxiliaries and layout, weight and footprint assessment.
  • BFD, Operation and Maintenance Philosophy - Basis for Design Package [BfD], Operation and Maintenance Philosophy, Concept select and feasibility report and SPEP's
  • Lay-out and equipment packaging
  • New equipment technologies and applications
  • Engineering Design Standards
  • Peer reviews - Peer (Design, Value Assurance) reviews and X [cross] discipline checks
  • BDP, BDEP - Basic Design Package [BDP], Basic Design & Engineering Package [BDEP]
  • Detailed equipment design - Detailed equipment design (ancillaries, transmission and monitoring), including contracting work scope
  • Equipment Control and safeguarding specifications - Equipment Control, Condition Monitoring, Shut down and safeguarding specifications
  • Construction and Installation
  • FAT and SAT - RE Testing FAT [Factory Acceptance] and SAT [Site Acceptance]
  • Commissioning and start up
  • Maintenance - RE Maintenance strategy, requirements, contracts
  • Safety Critical Elements/Equipment - Performance Standards for Safety Critical Elements/Equipment
  • Operation procedures - Equipment operation procedures characteristics and constraints
  • Condition monitoring and trouble shooting
  • T/A support and Equipment repair

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Engineering preferably Mechanical
  • Minimum of 3 years' rotating equipment engineering/maintenance experience in the oil or petrochemical manufacturing facilities
  • Knowledge in application of the various rotating equipment standards, internal standards, ASME, API, and other applicable standards
  • Knowledge in the application of rotating equipment performance and condition monitoring methods
  • Knowledge in the application of rotating equipment troubleshooting and reliability improvement process
  • Exposure in the troubleshooting and repair of Reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, Steam turbine drivers, Electrical motor drivers, Single stage and multi-stage centrifugal pumps, Canned motor pumps, Positive displacement plunger and injection pumps, Process propeller mixers, Gearboxes, Air cooler exchanger fans, furnace and boiler blowers, and conveyors.
  • Highly effective people skills with demonstrated ability to work on teams and with diverse workgroups including craft-persons, vendors and various engineering disciplines.

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.